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17 September, 2021
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RumFest set for physical event in October

RumFest will return in person with a real life event for 2021 taking place between 15-17th October in London.

Fernet-Branca has announced that after a year’s hiatus, the Barback Games will return to London Cocktail Week for a third time, on 28th October.

Diageo has announced plans to build a new research and development centre in Shanghai to further its product innovation and development in China.

Pernod Ricard UK has highlighted the consumer trends accelerated by the last 18 months and urged retailers to “capitalise on the huge opportunity within premium spirits and wines this Christmas”.

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Edrington UK has announced a series of workshops and events for the London trade as part of October’s London Cocktail Week.

The London Essence Company has announced that The Essence House pop-up is returning to Covent Garden throughout October for London Cocktail Week 2021.

Drinks giant Diageo have had their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets, to achieve net-zero direct emissions by 2030, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as meeting the criteria for the 1.5oC pathway.

UK craft brewer Vocation has invested in a redesign for its entire range.

Glenmorangie single malt has opened the Lighthouse, the brand’s first innovation distillery created for experimentation.

Boston Beer Company saw its share price plummet by almost 10% yesterday after weak demand for hard seltzer forced it to pull its earnings guidance.

Irish Distillers has launched an experimental distillate called Method and Madness Rye and Malt.

Lucas Bols has entered a joint venture with Edrington under the name Maxxium BeLux for distribution in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Diageo’s drinks accelerator arm Distil Ventures has made a minority investment in Japanese single malt producer Komasa Kanosuke Distillery.

French wine production will fall to its lowest levels since 1970 after late spring frosts ravaged several regions, according to the country’s agriculture ministry.

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